OWC Radio with Tim Robertson

Today, Other World Computing has launched a new audio podcast, OWC Radio. Hosted by Tim Robertson, the first episode features an interview with TUAW.com

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BurgerTime Deluxe – Review


Having spent many a quarter on the arcade classic BurgerTime back in the 1980’s, and later playing the console version, I can honestly say that it is one of my all-time favorite video games. So imagine my surprise when I saw the announcement online that BurgerTime Deluxe had been released for the Macintosh!

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EOS Wireless iPod Speakers – Review


I was looking forward to checking out the EOS Wireless iPod Speaker system. With all my music on my iPod, I wanted a complete solution for playing music in multiple rooms without having multiple iPod docking speakers. Does the EOS fit the bill? Read on!

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Apricorn iPod Upgrade Kit – Review

A few weeks ago, a company called Apricorn emailed me about a self-upgrade kit for the iPod. For $269, the kit includes a 240GB Hard Drive, a new 850mAH battery, and the plastic tools needed to crack open and update the iPod.

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LEGO Batman for Mac – Review


For this review, I cheated. I didn’t actually play LEGO Batman on the Mac all the way through. But before you form a mob to throw Apples at me in the nearest Apple Orchard, know that I have actually played this game to 100% completion. A contradiction? Not at all. My family has been playing Lego Batman for months on the Playstation 3. In fact, this is the first video game in years that my wife actually plays when I’m not even in the room. That in itself is a super-rare occasion. But that should also tell you something about both the quality of LEGO Batman and its fun factor.

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Album Art in iTunes – Winners and Losers


Missing a lot of album artwork in your iTunes library? Me, too! (I’m just lazy, what’s your excuse?) So I give two solutions a shot at fixing the problem for me: CoverScout from Equinux and TuneUp from TuneUp Media. On getting album artwork alone, which is better for you? Read to find out!

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Adobe Illustrator CS4 – Review


Tim looks at the new Adobe Illustrator 14, or CS4 if you prefer. Many changes abound, and Tim takes a look at some of the new features, as well as problem legacy files could have in the newest version. And did someone say multiple pages in Illustrator?

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On Steve Jobs



The email keeps rolling in, so here are my answers about Steve Jobs and his stepping down as CEO until the end of June.

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Big Words – A Reality

Wouldn’t it be cool if… I wonder how many of the applications we use today, either on the computer or our iPhone / iPod Touch, came to be with those five simple words. Here is the story about one such App, Big Words, and how Tim Robertson came up with the idea and the steps taken to make it a reality!

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Not A Review – Microsoft Office 2008


I was really looking forward to getting my hands on Office 2008 a year ago. It looked promising, an update to a major Macintosh software title four years in the making. I won’t pretend that I really wanted this software to be great. I always hope software for the Macintosh platform is great. And having read many online reviews, as well as David Cohen’s first-hand reports, on Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows, I had high hopes.

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Make Music on your Mac – GarageBand Loops – Review


One of the greatest things first-time GarageBand users discover and start playing with is the Loops. Loops are short snippets of music that you can use to beef up your recordings. Need a drum to accompany your guitar playing? Perhaps you want some string instruments at the beginning of your track? GarageBand has hundreds of music loops to use, built right into the program. What more could you need?

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